Allergan announced a voluntary worldwide recall of BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan is taking this action as a precaution following notification of recently updated global safety information concerning the uncommon incidence of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Patient safety is a priority for Allergan. Patients are advised to speak with Dr. Breister Ghosh about the risks and benefits of their implant type should they have any concerns.
Importantly, the FDA and other health authorities have notrecommended removal or replacement of textured breast implants or tissue expanders in asymptomatic patients.
This global recall does not affect Allergan’s NATRELLE® smooth or MICROCELL® breast implants and tissue expanders.
Please contact our office to speak with Dr. Breister Ghosh if you are in any way concerned about your Allergan BIOCELL® textured breast implants.